Happy New Year

Judging by the number of drunken videos and text messages I’m getting from Sakhalin Island, New Year seems to have kicked off in some parts of the globe.

So let me wish all my readers a Happy New Year and all the best for 2018. 2017 was a pretty good year for me on any measure, and the blog has been growing steadily in readers and comments if not influence on the global stage. Let’s hope this continues.

Thanks very much for reading, and see you next year, i.e. tomorrow.

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28 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Thanks Alisa!

    Book is going well: editing finished, it’s all about the formatting and publishing now.

  2. I too hope that the influence of your blog on the global stage does not grow steadily. Because if it did They would shoot you.

    HNY to all. Lang may yer lums reek.

  3. I am new reader of your informative website, found it a few months ago via David Thompson blog.

    I am Canadian who works for American firm with offices around the world, I always enjoy getting emails from colleagues in South Korea and Japan because they are often time stamped from tomorrow.

    Happy New Year to our host and all his readers.

  4. Best wishes to all.

    Thanks for the blog Tim, I’m sure you must put in a lot of work, and it shows.

  5. Thanks for providing a chunk of the entertainment we enjoyed in 2017 and every best wish for 2018, Mr Tim

  6. Happy New Year Tim. So glad to have discovered your blog this year. After reading excerpts from your posts and some from your readers comments to my husband, I am pleased to report that he has also added you to his daily list of must read blogs!

    I am English, hubby is American and we live in Canada (don’t ask) so we are both ex-pats which seems to be a “thing” around here 🙂

    Wishing you continued success in 2018, looking forward to reading the book.

  7. Happy New Year Tim and fellow readers, thanks for all your enjoyable writings this last year.

  8. .
    Happy New Year Tim and to all here

    Uplifting: British stoicism

    Laughing in the face of evil: New book reveals the indomitable spirit – and remarkable black humour – of [Britain after terrorist attack]

    He was told that no bones were broken but that he was likely to suffer from shock and trauma and needed to stay in bed.

    He was not impressed by the diagnosis. ‘Listen, mate,’ he told the doctor, ‘I’ve just been blown up by a bomb and buried under ten tons of rubble. What bigger shock can I have than that?’

    Stiff-upper-lip attitudes like this amazed Carlos Perez-Avila, an A&E consultant from South America: ‘At home there would have been hysteria but here there was no crying and no one moaned, despite very serious injuries. I had never come across that sort of attitude before. It was surreal.’

  9. Happy New Year to you and all of your readers Tim.

    I hope the book launch goes well fro you and I look forward to reading your posts in 2018.

  10. Happy New Year to one and all!

    Congratulations on the blog, Tim. You seem to be firing on all cylinders. Your productivity – novel, blog, Twatter – is remarkable. Here, I particularly like your pieces on foreign affairs and your thought-provoking general pieces, which are often at least as good as anything in the msm.

  11. Happy New Year to you, Tim and thanks for the blog. It is always interesting and thought provoking.

  12. I am new reader of your informative website, found it a few months ago via David Thompson blog.

    Welcome, and thanks for the comments!

    P.S. Don’t tell David you’re here, he gets a bit funny about sharing readers. Complains it reduces his income, or something.

  13. Congratulations on the blog, Tim. You seem to be firing on all cylinders. Your productivity – novel, blog, Twatter – is remarkable. Here, I particularly like your pieces on foreign affairs and your thought-provoking general pieces, which are often at least as good as anything in the msm.

    Thanks Theo! Your reading and commenting is much appreciated.

  14. Happy New Year to you and all of your readers Tim.

    All the best to you and your family too, Bardon!

  15. Happy new year Tim

    Joe Blow! Still fighting the good fight down under, I hope? Happy New Year to you too.

  16. Happy New Year Tim. So glad to have discovered your blog this year. After reading excerpts from your posts and some from your readers comments to my husband, I am pleased to report that he has also added you to his daily list of must read blogs!

    I’m glad to hear that Fay, and let me extend a warm welcome to you and your husband!

  17. Happy New Year, Tim. All the very best for when the book is published. Looking forward to my signed copy.

  18. A very belated wish for a Happy New Year to you and yours. All the best for the book when it’s published.
    Oh and the blog just gets better and better. Influential? Who knows? But, my, it’s a good read!

  19. Thanks, Umbongo! I think you’re one of my longest readers, since almost the very beginning. I do appreciate that, and your comments. Happy New Year to you!

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